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: so who won? joining us now for a fair and balanced debate, simon rosenberg and founder of mdn and former clinton campaign advisor. ron bonjean with us as well on the right of your screen. former communications director for former house speaker dennis hastert. simon, to you first, it is a who won question but also a question about who advanced their campaign priorities the most. give us your take. >> sure. i mean every poll and every focus group done last night had barack obama winning the debate and i think, you know, the democrats feel very good today. we have won three out of the last 4-d bates. we feel like we have momentum going the final two weeks. it is very hard to hearing argue that mitt romney won the debate. charles catt hahmer made a valiant effort that to make that he won the night and there is no polling date to evidence of that. if you want to come in the final debate and do a good job. you want to come out with momentum and troops fired up. that is not the case for republicans today. i think democrats feel confident. we're ahead in the electoral college. 2/3 of
a fox news contributor. simon rosenberg, the president and founder of the new democrat network. a former clinton campaign advisor. you heard governor romney there in florida. florida has had its share of misery. i was living there when hurricane andrew hit. how do you conduct a political campaign in this environment, simon, you know, when so many people are hurting, have no power, the last thing they want to hear or on television on the radio is another attacked a? >> well i think there, the president is being the president. i mean he's out, obviously at red cross and at fema and he is clearly leading the recovery effort right now. i think he has a little bit of a political advantage over mitt romney in the sense that mitt romney is just a candidate trying to talk about what is going on when the president has the advantage of actually being responsible for the recovery effort right now. and i think he is doing a good job. he has been praised by pub be republicans and democrats alike last few days for being responsive to their needs. he is going up to new jersey with chris christie to tak
.com and simon rosenberg, from a leading progressive think tank and former clinton campaign advisor as well. we brought you both on because you have differing views of the debate last night. mary katherine you think essentially it was a draw. >> i think it was more contentious because in the first debate only one side was fightinging a many even on the left have said. obama would come to the table with more this time, be more aggressive. i think romney relies less on likeability than obama does. there is more risk for him coming after somebody hard that way. i think mostly a tie. see in post-debate polling, a slight win for obama on the top line but when you look a little bit lower on issues like the economy and both cnn and "cbs poll" a double-digit lead for romney how he handled that and the debt. those are really important issues. i'm not sure that a narrow second debate win overcomes those. jon: simon, you wrote that you don't think mitt romney showed himself to be a strong leader last night. you think he hurt himself with this performance? >> yeah. i think on balance this was a very import
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